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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 January 1916New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 2 April 1994New York City, New York, USA  (stomach cancer)
Birth NameElizabeth Mary Furness
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Elizabeth Mary Furness was born on January 3, 1916 in New York City. She was a teenage model with the Powers agency and appeared in secondary roles in more than 35 movies. She is best remembered as the highly paid television spokesperson for Westinghouse Electric Corporation. She later moved on to consumer affairs and appeared as the consumer affairs expert on NBC's Today (1952) for 16 years. Betty Furness died at age 78 of stomach cancer on April 2, 1994 in New York City.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel

Spouse (4)

Leslie Midgley (15 August 1967 - 2 April 1994) (her death)
Bud Ernest (1 June 1946 - 11 April 1950) (his death)
Bud Ernest (3 January 1945 - 30 April 1946) (divorced)
Johnny Green (26 November 1937 - 1943) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

Was the Maid of Honor at the wedding of Betty Grable and Harry James.
Was New York City's Director of Consumer Affairs for many years.
Grandmother of actress Liza Snyder.
Was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1533 Vine Street; and for Television at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Former model for the John Robert Powers agency.

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